Through a videoconferencing session held last week, Cristina Fernánez de Kirchner praised the investment made by the Argentinean shipping businessman Juan Carlos López Mena in the natural gas liquefaction plant, which has been equipped with Galileo Cryobox® technology. The new site, located in the town of Domselaar, in the Buenos Aires district of San Vicente, is aimed at offering LNG to power the turbines of “Francisco” ferry, which will sail the Río de la Plata route between Argentina and Uruguay.
In his speech, the president of Buquebus, Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, said that 96% of the components used to build the plant were made in Argentina and that it was the first in the world of this type. The terminal occupies 37 hectares and involved an investment of 350 million pesos (approximately US$ 42 million). “There are many entrepreneurs from around the world who are interesting in visiting our place, and I think Galileo will have much demand for these NG liquefaction modules,” he said in connection with the LNG production nano stations Cryobox®.
Also present at the opening ceremony, the mayor of San Vicente, Daniel Di Sabatino, expressed the satisfaction of the local government out of the policies developed at national level that have benefited the district, making it the right place to generate investment and jobs, pushing San Vincente towards productive development in the short, medium and long term.
Technical Manager of Buquebus Aníbal Argomedo, the comptroller of Enargas Antonio Pronsato, Ports General Manager José Beni, Coordinator of Hydrocarbons Transportation by Pipelines Liliana Garrido and CEO of Galileo Osvaldo del Campo also attended the event, as well as public authorities who accompanied the local mayor.
Source: Galileo and San Vicente Municipality.